If you are a SSI recipient, many States provide an additional cash benefit to supplement your federal SSI payment. Also, some States provide a special supplement for residential or home care if you live in a residential group home, live in a care home requiring supervision, or live in an assisted living facility.
These supplements are known by different names in some states. Additionally, they are sometimes called State Supplementary Payments (SSP) or Optional State Supplements (OSS).
In all States it is required that your Federal SSI check be reduced to $30 (called a Personal Needs Allowance or PNA) if you live in a "Medicaid Institution" for more than a full calendar month. Some states supplement the federal PNA with additional payment.
Some States, which provide additional payment for special living situations, pay the supplement directly to the living facility. Others pay the benefit to the recipient who is then responsible to pay the facility for special services. Some States, which provide a supplement for special living situations, also provide a portion of that payment as a State Personal Needs Allowance (PNA) for the recipient.
In some States, the supplement is Federally administered, and the supplement amount is included in the check you get from SSA. In other States, the supplement is State administered, and these states send out a separate check.
NOTE: In several States, the State administers Supplements for people in certain types of living arrangements, while the SSA administers Supplements for other types. These States have "[see note above]" in red letters following their name.
Also, before October 1, 2002 both the State and SSA administered SSI Supplements in Washington. Washington now administers all supplements for its residents.
Click on the name of a State, below, for specific State information:
· Delaware [see note above]
· District of Columbia
· Iowa [see note above]
· Michigan [see note above]
· New Hampshire
· New Jersey
· New Mexico
· New York [see note above]
· North Carolina
· North Dakota
· Rhode Island
· South Carolina
· South Dakota
· Vermont [see note above]
· Washington [see note above]
· West Virginia
SSI State Supplements -- Federal Admin
SSI State Supplement -- State Admin
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